Some Wintry Weather Possible for Midweek

Jeff MendelsonMontreal, Western New York

Good Evening:

Here is a quick weather update….

Our latest weather maps continue to show the possibility that “Ol Man Winter” will try to hang on to the US Great Lakes, Ohio Valley and Canada for just a little while longer.

A cold front (the leading edge of colder air) will begin to approach and push across the US Great Lakes and New England Monday night and early Tuesday.

This could result in some rain showers (or mixed rain showers and a few wet snowflakes) across Western New York, the Buffalo area and into Canada (and Montreal) Monday night through Tuesday morning.

As this colder air moves across the area and sags south, at the same time, a storm system will develop around Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia by late Tuesday and start to move NE.

This system has the possibility of bringing wet snow, a wintry mix or a mix changing to snow, first to the US Great Lakes and Buffalo area by Tuesday night into Midday Wednesday and then further NE into Quebec (and the Island of Montreal) for Wednesday through Wednesday night and early Thursday.

Depending on exact storm track and marginal temperatures, possible impacts from this system include wet, slippery and very slushy roads, some snow accumulations, reduced visibilities and gusty winds.

However, if warmer air works itself into the area, then a bit more rain could mix in and result in less snowfall.

As this storm system moves away from the area, blustery unseasonably chilly weather will continue through the rest of Thursday.

Salting, treating and possibly plowing cleanup crews MAY be needed during the Tuesday evening through Thursday morning timeframe.

We will continue to monitor the latest forecast computer guidance and update you with additional information (and possible graphical forecast products) as needed.

If there are any questions, let us know. Thx! -J